Careers - Natalie Ellwood

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"I would certainly recommend working for Baltic as they are an employer that appreciates everything you do – too often I have worked for employers where you go above and beyond with no appreciation. It is so nice to be recognised for the work that you do, encouraged to learn and develop and also be utilised for the knowledge and skills you bring to the business. They also throw a fantastic party too!"

Employee Name: Natalie Ellwood
Role: Consultant Assessor
Department: Assessment
Length of Service: 2 years

I am a Consultant Assessor in our Assessment Team and have been at Baltic since February 2017. I initially joined Baltic as a Junior Assessor progressing to: Assessor after 10 months, Senior Assessor after a further 9 months and most recently to Consultant Assessor after 8 months.

Within each role progression I have taken on increased learner caseloads and responsibilities, with the core focus of inducting new learners onto program, delivery of workshops, assessment of work and supporting my learners to achieve their potential and apprenticeship qualification. In my more recent roles of Senior and Consultant Assessor, I am also responsible for supporting my colleagues and the wider Assessment Team with process, subject and program knowledge and best practice.

What I love most about my job is speaking to my learners and helping them to reach their goal of achieving their apprenticeship. I love the fact our Online Live platform allows me to speak and support learners from all over the country. It is so lovely to be able to support them on their journey and to guide them with assessment to ensure they have put forward their very best work and to see them succeed.

Since joining Baltic I have had so many opportunities to progress, demonstrated by my 3 promotions in 2 years, I feel truly appreciated for my skillset and the work that I do in my role. We are well supported from resources within our own team to those in other departments and our team mentality means we can seek and find help whenever needed.

We have 12 People Values & Behaviours that truly encapsulate everything Baltic strives to be, such as Customer Service, Passion, Enjoyment, Impact and Communication (to name a few!). It is refreshing to work for a company that truly lives by its values and the work environment is one where you are appreciated for the work that you do. We have lots of different incentives and benefits in place that motivate and reward you for things that would usually just be seen as part of your job and you are genuinely encouraged to be the best version of yourself!